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Health points







Easy: 2♥
Normal: 2♥
Hard: 3♥♥

Hitbox size

Height: 0.3 Blocks
Width: 0.4 Blocks


5% chance when an ender pearl lands

An endermite is the smallest hostile mob. An endermite emits purple 'portal' particles, may spawn when a player throws an ender pearl and is useful for endermite lure traps.


Endermites have a 5% chance to spawn when a player-thrown ender pearl lands. They spawn at the player's position when the pearl lands, not at the pearl's landing site.

An endermite despawns within 2 minutes, regardless of the player's distance, except for when it has been named with a name tag.


Endermites drop 3 experience orbs when killed by a player or tamed wolf.


Endermites attack players within 16 blocks and become hostile toward any mob if it attacks an endermite.

Endermen attack an endermite within 64 blocks.

Endermites attack iron golems and endermen in Bedrock Edition.

As arthropods, endermites are affected by the Bane of Arthropods enchantment.


SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Endermite scuttles??entity.endermite.ambientsubtitles.entity.endermite.ambient??16
Endermite dies??entity.endermite.deathsubtitles.entity.endermite.death??16
Endermite hurts??entity.endermite.hurtsubtitles.entity.endermite.hurt??16
Footsteps?Unused sound evententity.endermite.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footstepsNoneNoneNone

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierEntity tags (JE)Translation key

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID Translation key

Entity data[]

Endermites have entity data associated with them that contains various properties.

Java Edition:

Main article: Entity format
  • Entity data
      • Tags common to all entities
    • Tags common to all mobs
    •  Lifetime: How long the endermite has existed in ticks. Disappears when this reaches around 2400.

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Entity format.


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-raw.pngMonster Hunter
Kill any hostile monster AdventureKill one of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement. Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement.adventure/kill_a_mob
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngMonsters Hunted
Kill one of every hostile monster Monster HunterKill each of these 34 mobs: Other mobs, if any, may be killed, but are ignored for this advancement. Only the riders of the chicken jockeys and skeleton horsemen are counted in this advancement.adventure/kill_all_mobs


Java Edition
1.814w11aEndermite Revision 1.png Added endermites.
Endermen are hostile to endermites.
Endermites have a 15% chance of spawning when an enderman teleports (with that chance decreasing by 1 percentage point per endermite spawn) and a 5% chance to spawn when a player uses an ender pearl.
Endermites have a texture of a purple silverfish.
14w11bEndermites no longer despawn when named with a name tag.
14w17aEndermite Revision 2.png Endermites now have a unique model.
Endermen are no longer hostile to non-pearl-spawned endermites.
14w28aEndermites no longer spawn from endermen.
1.1116w32aThe endermite's entity ID has been changed from Endermite to endermite.
1.15Pre-Release 3Endermites no longer suffocate in soul sand.
1.1720w46aEndermen are now again hostile to non-pearl-spawned endermites.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha Revision 2.png Added endermites.
Legacy Console Edition
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3Endermite Revision 2.png Added endermites.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10Endermite Revision 2.png Added endermites.


Issues relating to "Endermite" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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